Mixing dialog with action is important but can you have too many beats? "How is your morning," Jill asked Joe as she waits for her coffee to cool. Blowing over his own coffee, Joe replies, "It's alright I guess, another day." Taking a sip from her coffee to mask the awkwardness of the situation, Jill decides to try another topic, "Did you watch the game last night?" Joe takes a few seconds to wait for a nearby waitress to walk away before answering, "Stop pretending like we are alright, we aren't alright! You slept with my best friend." Clinching her first, Jill exclaims, "I only did it because you slept with my sister!" Leaning in closely, Joe whispers, "And she rocked my world! Way better than you've ever done!" blah blah blah... Too many beats?